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Untitled, Spring

Untitled, Spring, 2021 - Pieter Vermeersch

Untitled, Spring, 2021

Pieter Vermeersch  

Print, Mixed Media
62 x 84 cm / 24.41 x 33.07 inch
Edition of 12 copies, signed and numbered by the artist

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  • Medium: Screenprints on marble stone, framed. 
  • This edition consists of a screenprint on Giallo reale marble stone (Veneto) (measuring 22.8 x 12 cm)  and a screenprint on Rosso turco marble stone (Iran) (measuring 20 x 12 cm), jointly framed in a frame measering 84 x 62 cm
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about this work

Although Pieter Vermeersch has been experimenting with work on marble since 2015, it is mainly in recent years that his use of the stone has come to the foreground. His solo exhibition at Museum M (Leuven, 2019) already featured works on which the artist had applied loose, bold strips of paint or covered surfaces in perfectly executed dégradé technique. In an interview with Veerle Devos (Damn, March 2017), he said the following:

‘Stone is very primary. If you break open a boulder from the river, you can see millions of years fixed in its veins. By mining, cutting, and polishing […] we make nature more visible. The passing of time becomes palpable! And we get a glimpse of something that was not previously visible. The history of stone has an almost cosmic dimension, which I want to reactivate in my work. Marble is stone that is metamorphosed under the influence of temperature, pressure, or hydrothermal fluids; it is often millions of years old and contains fossils. Such a piece of marble is like crystallized time and space.’

In the edition Pieter Vermeersch, he performs a subtle play on primary colors. He combines a yellow marble slab from the Veneto with a red marble slab from Iran that are screen-printed with a blue ink that slips towards white. The grid points are spaced to the extent of creating a quasi pointillist geometry that cuts through the timeless marble. Matter becomes image.

about Pieter Vermeersch

Pieter Vermeersch is a painter, but his artistic practice takes him beyond the traditional boundaries of canvas. He questions and explores the parameters of painting and works on a variety of surfaces, such as canvas, marble, photographs, and existing architecture. Time, space and colour are the three building blocks of Vermeersch’s oeuvre. These concepts lie at the foundation of his gradual murals and architectural interventions.

The architectural context of the exhibition space determines Vermeersch’s selection of works and scenography for each new project. When he decided to venture beyond the borders of canvas, he soon ran up against a new border, namely that of architecture. This architectural context became like canvas to him, and is the surface on which he paints his murals. These murals consist of gradual transitions of colour. Nothing betrays the labour intensive and rational process required to create them. Brick or cellular concrete walls form the backbone of the exhibition. The rudimentary character of these walls contrasts with the almost perfect execution of the murals and other works in the exhibition.

(courtesy of Museum M)

Pieter Vermeersch had solo exhibitions at S.M.A.K., Ghent; White Box, New York; STUK Arts Centre, Leuven; Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona; and NC-arte, Bogota. His work has been part of group exhibitions in Parasol Unit, London; Logan Center Gallery, Chicago; Mu.ZEE, Oostende; Kunstverein, Graz; Casino, Luxembourg; Bozar, Brussels; M HKA, Antwerp; and Redcat, Los Angeles.

The works of Pieter Vermeersch are part of the various public collections, including Dexia Art Collection, Brussels; the European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main; the Art Collection of the Flemish Community, Brussels; the Flemish Parliament, Brussels; Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; ING Art Collection, Brussels; M HKA, Antwerp; the National Bank of Belgium, Brussels; and S.M.A.K., Ghent.

Pieter Vermeersch is represented by following galleries;
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Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels 

Carl Freedman Gallery, Margate 

Projecte SD, Barcelona 

Galerie Perrotin, Paris / Hong Kong / New York / ...

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